BROWN RECLUSE 

IS A COLLECTIVELY RUN ZINE DISTRO FOR BLACK, INDIGENOUS AND PEOPLE OF COLOR.  

based in Oakland, California 

Huichin Ohlone Lands

BROWN RECLUSE DISTRIBUTES INDEPENDENT PRINT-MEDIA BY AND FOR QTBIPOC

 

BROWN RECLUSE IS VOLUNTEER- RUN + NOT-FOR-PROFIT

history

EST. 2013
Brown Recluse was created to support + center zines written by queer and trans people of color


Brown Recluse was born in the spirit of visibility + in the spirit of celebrating our cultures


Brown Recluse exists to strengthen our ties + highlight our intersectional, relatable experiences 

collective members read submissions, print zines, run social media, send out orders, write descriptions, table events around the country, answer emails, hustle money, and deal with all the day to day operations.

 

BRZD has operated out of Coast Salish and now Ohlone Lands.

"Brown Recluse Zine Distro was created to support and center zines written by people of color. This project was born out of passion for zines and frustration at the lack of representation and meaningful zine material for POC. 

So after many years of reading zines, writing zines and observing zine culture I decided to start a zine distro that centers our voices and presents our large contribution to zine and DIY culture. BRZD is dedicated to our struggles, our projects and our zines.

Brown Recluse Zine Distro was born in the spirit of visibility and in the spirit of celebrating our cultures and intersectionality. BRZD exists to strengthen our ties and highlight our intersectional, relatable experiences." 

- Xiamara Chupaflor, Founder of BRZD

press 

Events

COVID192020

ZINE FESTS CANCELLED : SHOP ONLINE !

2020

Bay Area Queer Zine Fest

Dear Diary Zine Fest, Berkeley
It's a Moment: A Community Exchange, Oakland

We Are the Ones One Year Anniversary, Oakland

Los Angeles Zine Fest

Chicago Zine Fest

2019

Dear Diary Zine Fest, Oakland

Break Free Fest, Philadelphia

Aklasan Fest, San Francisco

San Francisco Zine Fest

Long Beach Zine Fest

Dream Dive Mini Fest, San Francisco

East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest

Ginihawa Marketplace, San Francisco

EM Wolfman Books, Oakland

Moms4Housing Benefit Show, Oakland

Liyang Network Benefit Market, Oakland

2018

Break Free Fest, Philadelphia

Chicago Zine Fest

Femme+Them Art Show, SF

Bay Area Queer Zine Fest

The Multivrs is Illuminated, Oakland

San Francisco Zine Fest

Chicago Art Book Fair

East Bay Alternative Book+Zine Fest

 

2017

Brown Paper Zine & Small Press Fair, NYC

NAH Fair, Los Angeles

Book Your Own Fest, Olympia

Chicago Zine Fest

Bay Area Queer Zine Fest

Portland Zine Symposium

Olympia Hardcore Fest

Zine Queers Vol 3, LA

Short Run Comics+Arts Fest, Seattle

Olympia Zine Fest

Intersect Fest, Portland

East Bay Alternative Book+Zine Fest, Oakland

Pre-2017

Olympia Hardcore Fest, 2016

EVERYTHING IS NOT OK Fest, Oklahoma 2016

Olympia Zine Fest, 2015

Long Beach Zine Fest, 2015

Portland Zine Symposium, 2014
LA Zine Fest, 2014

Chicago Zine Fest, 2014

POC Zine Project Race Riot Tour 2013

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